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Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
the budget priorities. the housing market is recovering. a lot of the opponents said the obama economy is going to be devastated are just wrong. one of the talking points of republicans as you know is food stamp enrollment has grown faster than job growth. the president has to say my policies have helped the job growth situation grow overall. until job growth improves, opponents say the president can't say anything. >> they're getting ready to ask the president questions. the shock was enormous to everyone in the area. would it be wise based on the experience you went through on 9/11 for the president to create some commission of inquiry to make sure we don't repeat any mistakes that may have occurred in the lead up to the boston bombings? >> i think it's an excellent question. why? because in the aftermath of these things is what happens is there's a rush for accountable. finger pointing. like the mirandizing with the communication between the fbi and russia. you lose sight of how to get better. one of the things about the 9/11 commission was is they looked at the systems that were in
Apr 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
and this is "the lead." the national lead. the fbi turned up despite talking to him directly. president obama today defended the feds and suggested critics have political motives. his life was the last claimed in a rampage of terror in boston but now the family of slain sitting down with "the lead" for an exclusive talk about the depth of their loss. >>> and the
May 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
the people that live here more than ever before. >> let's talk about the possible use of chemical weapons because president obama has called the use of such weapons a red line and that is a quote. but the president also says he still needs more proof. what exactly is he looking for? >> well, he is certainly looking for something that would address with some degree of certainty that these weapons were used and that they were used by bashar al assad forces and by bashar al ass assad's forces deliberately. one of the things that the obama administration has been saying is that they are not sure whether or not some of the chemical agents might be released by accident within the ranks of the syrian military, whether or not there is a break in the chain of custody and whether or not some of the weapons may have fallen into other hands. they want to be certain that it was bashar al assad's force whose used the weapons deliberately. right now the obama administration is not fully sure that that is the case. the syrian government is saying that it would never use these kinds of weapons against civ
Apr 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
's talk about some of the programs. earlier this week diane black, a republican from tennessee tweeted this. under president obama, food stamp enrollment has increased at ten times the rate of job creation. now, we know the spending on entitlements is expanding at the expense of discretionary spending things like education and infrastructure, but americans don't trust the government to make those decisions. what is the alternative? >> we have to figure out how to afford the government we want and want the government we can afford. that means some consistency. a lot of the issue here is not with the national debt but our unwillingness on the republican side to pay for it with revenue increases, tax increases, and on the democratic side the unwillingness to make some cuts in favor of the entitlement programs. we need to do both. president obama in recent months has been offering a compromise saying yes, we will cut some of our favorite programs. you've got to raise some of the revenues on folks you don't want to raise it on. republicans have simply been saying no a
Apr 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
great jokes some very hardq, stingers. i thought president obama did a very good job yesterday. he has the delivery down pat. and i think it was particularly funny because a lot of it was ause he was talking to a room that really knows the nuances of the political jokes. frankly, because he followed ed henry who droned on forever and ever and ever. it was great relief and very comic >> l.z., what did you think about the dinner and the jokes? president versus conan o'brien? >> you know i thought that -- i thought conan was -- starting off. i kept waiting for him to get it in with president obama. that came out later. i think the president's delivery has always been impeccable. he seems to be at ease in the public spotlight. i want to point out the fact this was a fund-raiser. $100,000 was raised scholarships for generous people like you and i, don, to help keep this profession alive. to me that's the most for part happened last a lot of young women and lot of -- >> next we will get back to boston. the restaurants and the stores closed down. the bombings. they will reope
May 3, 2013 10:00am PDT
doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> president obama is wrapping up a trip to mexico. he's leaving as we speak. you see those images live of mexico city of air force one. in mexico he met with president enrique pena nieto. president obama touched on business opportunities in his remarks fighting the war on drugs, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform. >> it is critical that the united states recognize the need to reform our immigration system. because we are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants. like every nation, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld. we also know as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the united states right now doesn't reflect our values. it separates families when we should be reuniting them. >> next stop is costa rica where mr. obama's expected to meet with u.s. embassy staff and costa rican president laura chinchilla. >>> president obama's investing $100 million in taxpayer money to map the human brain, but what exactly
May 4, 2013 4:00pm PDT
weapon on them. >>> president obama returns back in washington this hour after a three-day trip to costa rica. he joined the president today for an event. at his earlier stop in mexico she talked about immigration and security improvements along the border. >>> u.s. officials believe israel conducted an air strike into syria. that reportedly shows that the strikes may have occurred as israeli jets were flying over neighboring lebanon. israel has said it will do anything it takes to stop syria from arming militants in lebanon. >>> there's a lot more than waves washing up on the beeches. try cocaine, multiple packages of the drug have been found along more than ho miles of atlanta coastline. the beaches are closed while the officers look for any additional cocaine bundles. no one knows where the drugs came from. >>> the iron man series off to a great run. iron man 3 set up one of the biggest opening weekends. it's po set up to 175 million through sunday and would put it second all time to last year's weekend of the avenn gers. >> tamerlan tsarnaev is dead. fbi agents are looking at people
Apr 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. mary beth thank you so much for talking with me. i so appreciate it. >> thank you so much. >>> when we come back in the "newsroom," last night the white house correspondents dinner took place. president obama took the stage but he also took tim responders who rushed in to help. we'll look at what else he said ahead and we'll run some his jokes by you, too. [ male announcer ] this is bob a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke.ft. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner not caused by a heart valve problem that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob
Apr 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the reverend talk about laughing in church today. washington's annual right of spring did not disappoint. the white house correspondence dinner attracted an a-list of hollywood celebrities to join president obama and a night of fun and one liners.?e check out the highlights. ♪ >> how do you like my new entrance music? i understand second term need a burst of new energy. try some new things. and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> seriously, mr. president, your hair is so white, it could be a member of your cabinet. speaking of the cabinet, the president recently picked his new treasury secretary jack lew. gives me great joy to know if the president has to let him go he'll get to say, it's not lew, it's me. >> the media landscape is changing so rapidly. yo up with it. i mean, i remember when buzzfeed was something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. >> some people say print media is dying, but i don't believe it. and neither does my blacksmith. >> i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library an
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